Actor Chrisann Pereira Returns To India From Sharjah Where She Was Framed In Fake Drug Case
Actor Chrisann Pereira, who faced allegations in a drugs case and was detained in Sharjah in April, has finally returned home. Although she was acquitted by a court in June, her arrival back home happened in the early hours of Thursday. A heartening video was shared by her brother, Kevin Pereira, on social media, capturing the emotional reunion of the actor with her family.
In this touching video, Chrisann hugged her dad at the Mumbai airport, and you could see the tears flowing. Her brother planted a sweet kiss on her forehead to comfort her. Her mom surprised her by bringing along their cute pet dog and it was such a heartwarming reunion for the whole family.
“Chrisann is finally back and reunited with us I know I had announced in June that she would be back but it took slightly longer and she’s finally back,” her brother Kevin captioned the post.
On April 1, 27-year-old Chrisann Pereira was arrested by Sharjah police following allegations made by Mumbai bakery owner, Anthony Paul. Paul allegedly framed her in a drugs case by having his friend, Rajesh Borate, pose as talent manager Ravi and approach the actor.
According to reports, Ravi instructed Pereira to attend an audition for an international web series in Sharjah, arranging the tickets and hotel accommodations. On April 1, when she was about to depart for Sharjah, Ravi gave her a memento containing concealed drugs. Subsequently, the Sharjah police arrested the actor based on a tip-off from the accused. During a Mumbai Crime Branch investigation, it was revealed that Paul had allegedly planned this act of revenge due to a previous altercation between Pereira's mother and himself during the Covid period.
After a prolonged struggle, her family fought tirelessly to establish her innocence, and finally, after almost four weeks, she was granted bail on April 28. Unfortunately, she couldn't leave the country as her passport was not returned to her. The prolonged legal process raised concerns about her mental well-being, prompting her family to urge authorities to expedite her return home.
During an interview with Hindustan Times, Pereira said, "Every day I would just say ‘I have to survive today’… I would wake up with that intention. Once I spoke to my parents 17 days in, they gave me hope, and updates every single day on my case. I had people in the jail I used to talk to, I would workout to keep my mental health okay in jail. I danced to no music at all, just to keep it going.”
Chrisann has previously worked in films like Sadak 2 and Batla House.